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Ellende - The Proof Is In The Pudding [zero012]

by Ellende

Published 2003

Ellende - "The Proof is in the Pudding"

Drones, vocal murmerings, and a heavy does of strangeness comprise this ep from this Tokoyo based group. Sort of dark ambient, but a bit too weird.

Source Ellende
Run time 20 minutes


"Ellende give us a tone pulse and wave, adding layers and some notes, a scrape and guitar. Then they play with the varispeed, slowing and speeding it up, synths notes in there. A high shimmering swarm, a musical twanging, lies over the varying base, a whistly shimmer that sounds like a bowed saw. There is an eerie mood. A change to rumbling roll with long low tones and bloops, voicelike noodles building. A bussing that has speech rhythms with a dark rumble under bleak and troubled, wavering being used again. A slow ambient drone takes the foreground while a distant chatter drops, becoming more equal, then easing. A bubbling synth and tingles takes over, some warbled tones, a drifting melodic, mysterious long metal and voice tones, dronal to fade.
Intense short works that flow like thaw fed rivers."
- Ampersand Etc.


Reviewer: Alastis - - November 17, 2004
Subject: Very good
Nice release and i like the fact that it sounds as far from amateurish as possible. If you like weird music, don't miss this one.
Reviewer: LAJ - - August 10, 2004
Subject: Slow, Rolling Drones
Slightly over twenty minutes of sluggish rolling drones, chimes, discordant tones, odd wavering frequencies, and unintelligible voices. The metallic voice towards the end gives the track a ritualistic tinge. It does have a dark ambient feel.